Hi-ya! I’m Timmy! With the help of my friends at gimMe Seaweed, I am racing in this year’s Tour de Turtles to raise awareness about a very serious threat to adult green sea turtles like me, the harvesting of turtles for consumption. Some ways to stop this scary practice are to support government-imposed limits on consumption, patrol beaches at night to deter illegal hunting, educate the public about how important sea turtles are to the ecosystem, and create eco-tourism programs like the Sea Turtle Conservancy has in Tortuguero, where I’m from! Thousands of visitors come to Tortuguero every year to witness sea turtles nest, and the economy in Tortuguero thrives off of it! By moving from the consumptive use of sea turtles to eco-tourism, STC has found that green turtles are worth much more alive than dead. So please help spread the word and cheer me on as I race for this important cause!
I was named by my Sponsor,
gimMe Snacks. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim to raise awareness about the threat of Adult Harvest for Consumption to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
Learn more about green turtle sea turtles.